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#1 Rich76   Members   -  Reputation: 178

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 06:09 PM

I want to get permission to use graphics from an old 2D game. The company went bankrupt and out of business in 2001. Where do I go from here?


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#2 Tom Sloper   Moderators   -  Reputation: 9601

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 06:25 PM

1. Somebody definitely still owns that IP. Find out who, and get permission.
2. Failing #1, don't use those graphics. Use other graphics with permission, or create something original.
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#3 Rich76   Members   -  Reputation: 178

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 06:32 PM

2. Absolutely.

I have no idea how to find that person or company. Looks like I'm going to have to do a lot of digging.


Thank you very much

#4 Rich76   Members   -  Reputation: 178

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 07:07 PM

Erggg! I found out that some of the IP (not sure what) was purchased by another company, but that company went out of business in 2008..

#5 Orymus3   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 7760

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 07:10 PM

Repeat step 1 :)

#6 Rich76   Members   -  Reputation: 178

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 08:57 PM

Repeat step 1 Posted Image

Hahaha. I have now found the company that has acquired the IP. Since they never used the IP and are not in the gaming business, I hope they give me permission. :)

#7 jbadams   Senior Staff   -  Reputation: 18019

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 01:25 AM

Good luck!

Remember when you approach them that you are dealing with a business. You need not be overly stuffy and formal, but should be sure to conduct yourself in a polite, professional and businesslike manner.

#8 Rich76   Members   -  Reputation: 178

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 09:52 PM

Good luck!

Remember when you approach them that you are dealing with a business. You need not be overly stuffy and formal, but should be sure to conduct yourself in a polite, professional and businesslike manner.


Thanks for the advice. I'll do my best. Posted Image

Edited by Rich76, 15 July 2012 - 03:29 PM.





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